Deciphering the Significance Of Men’s Rights Movement

Men Provide A Perfect Balance In A Society!

Men Provide A Perfect Balance In A Society!

(This Article Written By Arvind K.Pandey First Appeared On Website 498a.in) 

I remember my visit to Delhi in early 90s. I saw billboards which talked about helpline centers for harassed husbands. These billboards initially left me in a state of dismay but I soon realized their worth. It was an awakening of sorts for me, but a greater lot remained a sleeping giant! One of the most difficult tasks is to create a new vision by bringing a change in the attitudes and precepts governing the society. The conditioning of brainwaves, age-old retarded practices and worn-out ideas cannot be changed overnight. That’s why we need a mass movement in organized way to create a new path. The significance of men’s rights movement need to be understood in light of principles controlling mass movements of previous eras, which believed in the fact that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

The Indian society, or for that matter, societies across the globe are still heavily polarized in the favor of females. Men are still treated as supposedly stronger sex and women as a weaker lot, tormented and oppressed by the former. The paid media and government controlled public information services repeatedly churn out lies and manipulate the facts to sustain the myth that women alone face discrimination and harassment. Such anti-human practices ensured that the men’s rights movements be the order of the day! The way feminists employed dirty tricks to project female victim-hood and create mass hysteria ensured that a counter movement came in existence to counteract them effectively. The purpose of men’s movement was not only to eliminate the propaganda and white lies of feminist but to ensure that manhood got the respect it deserved.

Fortunately, the movement has been recognized as an emerging force but it needs to cover a long distance creating bodies and institutions on par with ones born out of feminist movements. It needs to topple biased International bodies, which are promoting anti-societal tendencies in the name of emancipation of women. The average class of people, solely confined to livelihood may not be able to establish this great conspiracy, but MRAs need to understand this dangerous game. This great game involves likes of Arundhati Roy who says that “the feudal India has a huge history and legacy of disrespect and violence against women.” These so-called movers and shakers are systematically destroying cherished Indian institutions. Besides that they are also eroding the self-esteem of men’s community by continuously showing them in bad light.

Sounds True..

Sounds True..

 

“Feminism is the intellectual organization of gender hatred, just as Marxism was the intellectual organization of class hatred. Feminism’s business is fashioning weapons to be used against men in society, education, politics, law and divorce court. The feminist aim is to overthrow “patriarchal tyranny.” In this undertaking, the male’s civil rights count for no more than those of the bourgeoisie in Soviet Russia or the Jews in National Socialist Germany.” (‘What civil rights has wrought’ by Paul Craig Roberts, July 26, 2000).  Ruth Wisse, a Professor at Harvard University,  feels the same: “By defining between men and women in terms of power and competition instead of reciprocity and cooperation, the movement (read women’s liberation movement)  tore apart the most basic and fragile contract in human society, the unit from which all other social institutions draw their strength.’ These wise gentlemen make  it clear that men’s movement in India needs to be a perfect a mix of  intellectual movement in league with revolutionary ways of shaking the institutions.

After all, the men’s organizations are not only against powerful lobby supported by governments in covert and overt fashion but they are also fighting the hidden enemy- one without a face! An enemy that uses government information services like Doordarshan to indulge in Ardhasatya ( Half truths) in name of “Satayameva Jayate” ( Truth Alone Prevails). Sometimes back New Delhi was hit by a rape. A committee got formed, which invited views from representatives of women’s and men’s bodies. Most of the representations there vilified men, and naturally the final recommendations went against the men. That’s the way how laws are passed in other cases. So whether it’s defining sexual harassment or shaping criminal jurisprudence in laws pertaining to property rights, maintenance rights and etc. the final outcome is always against the interest of men. The mother of all questions is: Are advocates of men’s rights fully prepared to fight such a powerful faceless enemy? And that too amid horrible and hopeless situation. Anyway, this terrible question provides a great permanence to the significance of movements related with men’s rights!

In India, the road to success for men’s rights movement is filled with virtually insurmountable obstacles. That’s because a vast section of men lives in villages whose lives are closely connected with prejudices and age-old beliefs related with “aham ( ego), sampatti ( property) and aurat ( woman)”.  Coming to urban population, the society is chiefly divided into a great middle class and rich elite class. The former is deeply involved in struggles, pertaining to bread and butter, while the latter is completely submerged in ills flowing excess money supply. This class structure should make it very clear to MRAs that they need not to be sloppy while conveying the importance of having a movement for the rights of men. A lack of seriousness on their part might make their sincere efforts go in vain. After all, this age belongs to crude values hinging around materialism! So when you are advocating about finer values of newer types, like having a commission for men, one needs to demonstrate a high degree of logical precision side-by-side real seriousness. A louts emerges from mud. The associations related with men should borrow the spirit of lotus. Let them bloom amid such hopeless scenario. Instead of being discouraged, let’s use the disadvantages in our favor. That alone would keep the significance and relevance of men’s movement evergreen in a right way!

And these human rights have always been denied!

And these human rights have always been denied!

 

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9 responses

  1. Really overwhelmed by the huge participation of readers across the globe..It’s the greatest reward for any writer when conscious readers from various corners of the globe come to register their presence in such a significant way🙂🙂

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    Dany O’ Moore, Sydney, Australia; Josh Lucio, USA; Jesse Walden, Florida, USA; Chandrapal S. Bhasker, United Kingdom; Happy Human; Mens Rights, Bangalore; Mhra Leander Pallat, Bangalore; Mra Menseek Justice, Bangalore; Ravi Hooda, Canada; Aniruddh Sharma, Kota, Rajasthan; Adarsh Shetty; Anand G.Sharma, Mumbai; Praful Kr, Mumbai; Kamal Bansal, Sonepat, Haryana; Sachin Dezine; Deepak Dhabhai; Ashok Gupta, Faizabad; Sanjay Mehra, New Delhi; Navneet Agarwal, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh; Shashikant R. Pandey, Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Vijay Charu, Kathmandu, Nepal; Kumar Jahgirdar, FOUNDER PRESIDENT OF CRISP NGO, Bangalore; Dhritiman Deka; Rekha Pandey, Mumbai; Deewaker Pandey, New Delhi; Suresh Ram, Chennai; Masculinist Kailashji, Pune, Maharashtra; Nikhil Garg, Noida; Adarsh Kumar Anand, Mumbai; Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, California, USA; Pankaj Bhoola, Gujarat; Swarup Sarkar, Men’s Rights Activist, New Delhi and Doc Lohiya M Naresh.

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  2. Rajesh Vakharia, President, SIFF, Nagpur said:

    Very micro thought article ….So u get one more reward from SIFF…

    Author’s Response:

    Yes, I painstakingly got involved in collecting the facts for this well researched article.. Incidentally, it’s an article selected by Virag in the best write-up category of the writing contest organized by him..

    Greatest reward for any creative person is that his/her work gets appreciated by the conscious readers, gets acknowledged in right circles..I need to thank Almighty Lord that he allowed me to pass the litmus test quite successfully based on the above mentioned aspects: Readers love to read my write ups and people who matter acknowledge the worth of creative outbursts flowing from my side..That’s all I really need and I wish that Lord’s grace keeps it so in future…

  3. Mra MenSeek Justice, Bangalore, said:

    Very Nice Arvind K Pandey ….

    Author’s Response:

    Thanks a lot for your kind words..

  4. Author’s words for Swarup Sarkar, Leading Men’s Rights Activist Based In New Delhi:

    It was my meticulous rendezvous with a serious cause..I worked hard to conceive this post..Your presence makes me feel that effort did not go in vain..

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    Author’s words for Masculinist Kailash, Pune, Maharashtra;

    Many thanks for never missing to read my write ups..This one is bit complicated but that’s always the case when you go in for lot of research…

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    Author’s Words For Mens Rights, Bangalore:

    Mens Rights…

    I worked really hard to involve rights sets of facts against fitting logical landscape in this particular piece..Glad that it managed to stir so many hearts and minds..

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    Author’s Words For Kumar Jahgirdar, Founder President of CRISP NGO, Bangalore:

    Many thanks for noticing it🙂

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    Author’s Words For Shewta Sharma ( Mile Sur Mera Tumhara), California, USA:

    Hope you came to read it well..It’s bit complicated but that’s the case when you mix facts with logic..

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    Author’s words for Suresh Ramji, Chennai:

    Thanks for approaching the post so consciously!!!!

  5. Author’s words for Nikhil Garg, Noida, Uttar Pradesh:

    This is deeply research based piece based on Western standards..Hope you enjoyed reading this piece..

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    Nikhil Garg said:

    Yes….. I enjoy all your posts.

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  6. Excellent write-up as always! I wish to post some more information about the various types of discrimination that we men face in this society.

    1. @ Rohan…

      Really happy to hear something from your side after a long time..Yes, I have always space for your valuable views..I know well that not only they come to increase the worth of post but also in the long run enable the future readers to view the issue in totality..They create new perspectives..So I anxiously look forward to your views i.e. information ..In fact, you need not indulge in the formality of taking permission from me…

  7. Author’s Words For Anand G. Sharma, Mumbai And Praful Kr, Mumbai:

    It was a sensitive write up…Happy that it found conscious readers..

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